Hec­tor wreaks havoc

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - NEWS - Pic­ture: Steven Brown

Roads and bridges across Tay­side and Fife were forced to close as Storm Hec­tor bat­tered Scot­land.

The Tay Road Bridge was shut to pedes­tri­ans and traf­fic in the morn­ing and the Fri­ar­ton Bridge was closed to high-sided ve­hi­cles. Dou­ble-decker buses were de­nied use of routes across the Forth.

A trio of oak trees were blown over on the In­ver­gowrie to Er­rol road, forc­ing its clo­sure, and var­i­ous routes in Fife were sim­i­larly blocked.

A fallen tree caused dam­age to walls and the side of the Dysart Carmelite Monastery in Kirk­caldy. There were also power out­ages in the Dun­fermline and Cair­ney­hill ar­eas.

In For­far, five fire ten­ders re­sponded to a col­lapsed roof in Cas­tle Street.

There were no re­ports of in­juries and winds are ex­pected to ease to­day.

Fife Coun­cil new Forestry Team tack­les a fallen tree on Hot Pot Wynd, Dysart.

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